Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Columbus Day!

Today was a full day in celebration of Columbus Day (or maybe just in celebration of summer weather day in October!)… A trip to Goodwill, an attempted trip to the library (which apparently closes for Columbus Day?), a McDonald’s picnic at the park, and peewee sports camp at night. I was gone from the house for five hours with the kids but I survived! We actually had a really nice day. Before we left the house, we did laundry, Bible time, homeschool, cleaning up, playing inside and outside, a couple cooking projects, and a work out. It’s been a packed day and I’m exhausted. 

Neva was really sweet today (not to mention is doing so well with potty training). At the Pee Wee Sports Camp tonight, she was one of three toddler girls who were too young to play. The other two were throwing screaming fits the whole time (Neva just screamed for, like, a minute total). Haha! Her behavior wasn’t perfect, but in contrast to the others she was an angel. I was so proud of her. She would look at the other two screaming girls and say with big eyes, “Baby sad.” I had Mac in my arms the whole time and I so needed her to be a good girl, and she was. Now, if the other two little girls hadn’t been there, I might have been thinking she was being difficult (she was persistently pushing the boundaries to see if she could go play with the bigger kids). But I always compare her to my easygoing boys. I was glad to have some little girls around to help me go, “Hmmmm maybe she’s just a normal little girl...”

Barrett (below): “ I was just bein’ silly.”

Quote of the Day (in reply to me shooing away the hornets, saying, “Go away… I have nothing for you!”)

“Mom, you lied to the hornets. You do have food for them.”

The kids wanted to swim in this water so badly. Guess which of my children disobeyed me and ran into the water, getting her shoes all wet? 

Still wearing Neva. This is a lifesaver. I dread the day she decides this isn’t fun anymore. 

William: “Barrett, that looks amazing! It looks like… like a zoo!”
Barrett “It’s a parade!”

William has my heart today. As a sidenote, he desperately wants light up shoes. When we went into Goodwill, he pleaded to go look at the shoes and see if there were any light up shoes. There WAS a pair of light up shoes… a great deal… really cute… in BARRETT’s size only. They were such a great deal and Barrett did need another pair of shoes... I couldn’t pass them up. I thought William was going to cry. But he sucked it up and had a great attitude. He did not sulk at all, and many times told Barrett how cool they were and how excited he was for him to have light up shoes.  Then, at peewee sports camp, since I had to be there by myself, I had to duck out of the gym for several minutes to nurse Mac and let Neva run around in the cafeteria and blow off steam. When I came back in, I saw my first born choking back sobs in the middle of the gymnasium. I tried to call to him, but above the chaos and noise he could not hear me. I began walking to him, Mac and Neva in each arm, when I made eye contact with his coach and asked if he was OK. “Yes,” he replied, “he was just looking for you.” When I finally made eye contact with William, I waved, and his face brightened, and he ran off, kicking the soccer ball with new vigor. 

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